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Electric Scooter Wars Heat Up in San Francisco and Beyond

The VC cash is flying as cities fling regulations at this surprisingly seductive method of transportationPhoto: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images In February, I spent a...

Better Batteries and Supercapacitors Will Speed the Electrification of Road Vehicles

The EV of 2028: quiet, safe, and efficientIllustration: Bryan Christie Design Illustration: MCKIBILLO Smil Says… Electric vehicles are...

Methanol-Fueled Cars Could Drive Us Toward an Emissionless Future

Icelandic firm Carbon Recycling International is turning industrial pollution into a low-carbon fuel for cars, trucks, and shipsPhoto: Carbon Recycling International ...

University of Georgia Signs Deal with Controversial Chinese Bus Maker

BYD, the Chinese auto manufacturer highly criticized for its questionable track record, has signed a contract to provide the University of Georgia (UGA) with...

Tesla Wants You to Know That It’s Good for California’s Economy, Not Just the...

Study credits Tesla with supplying 51,000 California jobs, paying more than $4 billion to workersPhoto: Richard Drew Tesla has been getting a bit of bad...

MIT’s Super-Efficient Dispatching Algorithm Minimizes a City’s Taxi Fleet

An app-based algorithm could cut Manhattan's cab population by nearly a thirdPhoto: iStockphoto Researchers at MIT say they’ve found an efficient dispatching algorithm that can cut a...

Haptic Safety for Unmanned Vehicles

Maryland researchers advance networked control and virtual reality for added safety. Even as fully automated vehicles continue to be tested and used on roadways, there...

Waymo Filings Give New Details on Its Driverless Taxis

California's DMV has also received an application from the startup JingChi to test fully autonomous vehiclesImage: Waymo Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced last week that...

Drive.ai Launches Robot Car Pilot in Texas With a Focus on Humans

By keeping humans in the loop and incorporating a new visual signaling system, Drive.ai's self-driving car service aims to be both friendly and effectivePhoto:...

Self-Driving Cars Won’t Need Accurate Digital Maps, MIT Experts Say

A rough map of all the world's roads can fit on a flash drive—and it's all that self-driving cars will needImage: MIT CSAIL One of...

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Diversity, health care, and public transit linked to well-being, study says

Diverse neighbors. Health centers. Commuter trains. These community attributes, and other key factors, are linked to well-being and quality of life, according to Yale...

Gov.’s budget proposal includes $242M boost for NJ Transit

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy pitched his budget proposal that includes an increase in funding for NJ Transit by $242 million, which would...

New intercity rail service launches in Connecticut

TASI/ACI has begun operations for CTrail Hartford Line, a new intercity rail service between New Haven, Conn. And Springfield, Mass.“TASI/ACI is proud to provide...

Alstom to supply 38 Citadis trams for German operator

Alstom signed a contract worth around $115 million with Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main (VGF), the transport operator in Frankfurt, Germany, for the supply...